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phil5w10_Lecture_Mar2 - Joseph Boyle, Just War Doctrine and...

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Joseph Boyle, “Just War Doctrine and the Military Response to Terrorism” Argues that war is morally permissible only if meets three conditions: 1. The decision to wage war is made by a proper authority (the sovereign) 2. There is a just cause for the war, and 3. The war is waged with the right intention Condition 2 Allows only defense, not punishing terrorists or preventing terrorism, as a just cause for war Excludes wars that only protect an unjust status quo Requires that war be a last resort Condition 3 Prohibits using a just cause for war as a pretext for revenge, domination, etc. Imposes moral limits on the actions taken during war Argues that wars against terrorists can be just, but in practice they often fail to meet the necessary conditions for moral permissibility
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Terminology Ius ad bellum (Latin) – what is right in going to war Ius in bello – what is right in the conduct of war The Doctrine of Double Effect says that an act which the agent foresees can have a
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 100 taught by Professor None during the Fall '11 term at UC Irvine.

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